AMD has announced its Radeon RX 6000M series of mobile GPUs, which is featuring the RDNA 2 architecture, available starting on June 1st. The actual release consists of three chips: the RX 6800M (configurable at 145W and above), the RX 6700M (up to 135W), and the RX 6600M (up to 100W). The company says the flagship 6800M delivers the fastest AMD graphics for laptops yet; it will target systems of 145 watts and up and feature 12GB of GDDR6 vRAM, 96MB of Infinity Cache, and 40 compute units and ray accelerators; AMD also claims the 6800M will run modern AAA games at frame rates that are comparable to or better than those of Nvidia’s mobile RTX 3080. The RX 6700M will deliver up to 100fps “in popular games” at 1440p resolution.
At the same time, AMD announced AMD Advantage, a new “design framework initiative” meant to encourage OEMs to include certain features on their AMD-powered systems. Notable criteria that will be required on new AMD Advantage systems include IPS or OLED screens (no TA or VN panels) with 300+ nits of brightness, displays with refresh rates of 144Hz or higher, support for AMD FreeSync Premium, cooling good enough to prevent a system’s WASD keys from hitting 40C, and more. As a conclusion for the market, AMD should now have a competitive discrete graphics option for a variety of systems and prices, as laptop gaming continues to be a high growth area for the PC marketplace.